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Elitism in the Name of Access

Correction: I carelessly misstated the size of the Cooke Foundation’s endowment in billions of dollars instead of millions. It was not my intent to do so and I apologize for the egregious error. I have corrected the amounts below. Also, … Continue reading

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What Colleges Could Do About College Admission, Part 3

Most of the changes being advocated regarding college admission focus on students, families, schools, and organizations changing their ways. “Relax!” say colleges. “Do your best and don’t worry about the results.” Students are enjoined to be “nicer” and more sincere … Continue reading

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What Colleges Could Do About College Admission, Part 1

There’s plenty not to like about the way college admission has developed over the years. More due dates, more essays, more ways to cheat, more silly rankings, and more complexity in general make everyone’s lives crazily complex at a time … Continue reading

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College Awareness Efforts for Underserved Students Can Be More Form Than Substance

Underserved students get more form than substance when being pointed toward college. Continue reading

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Over at Forbes.com

Majoring in an obscure language or esoteric subject doesn’t condemn a student to itinerant professorship or garrett living. See my latest post at Forbes.com: http://tinyurl.com/hb9bn93

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Asking Questions That Need to be Asked

In previous posts I have severely criticized the “Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success” and the report “Turning the Tide,” both of which reveal a lack of respect for high school counselors and students as well as a misunderstanding of how … Continue reading

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It’s Not About College, It’s About “College”

Crabby wonders if we sometimes miss the mark… Many schools and college access programs consistently confuse the ideals of “college” with the physical realities of college. They make going to school a way to prepare for arriving at a physical … Continue reading

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